|Is It OK For Me To Be Here, Fables From The Contemporary South
An interactive, multimedia installation with a fabricated wood and fabric structure at the center surrounded by long sheets of suspended paper text, collected stories about ones sense of belonging while living in the south - people were asked to describe a situation or place in which they wondered if it was ok to be there. Along the walls are projected images common to our southern landscape and quilted crow feathers and masks referencing crow augury.
The installation includes a recorded audio, which is taken from an historic 1860s song called "Jump Jim Crow."
Designed and constructed by Tori Ralston
Jump Jim Crow performed by Tim Stambaugh and Tori Ralston
Commissioned by the Town of Carrboro for the opening of the Carrboro Century Center, Carrboro, NC